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Penrose-St. Francis' proposed Fillmore hill campus clears hurdles
Penrose-St. Francis' proposed Fillmore hill campus clears hurdles

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 14 hr ago

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services cleared more regulatory hurdles Tuesday in its quest to build a massive campus atop Fillmore hill. The hospital...

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says
Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says

By: - 0 18 hr ago

Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and...

Live Well: Yoga and the practice of surrender
Live Well: Yoga and the practice of surrender

By: Jen Mulson - 0 23 hr ago

Get out your white flag, yogis, it's time to surrender. There's more to yoga than downward facing dog - asana (the postures) is only the third of...

Man dies after being sickened in apparent nacho cheese botulism outbreak
Man dies after being sickened in apparent nacho cheese botulism outbreak

By: - 0 Yesterday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left...

Keep these healthy snacks at your desk to stave off midday hunger
Keep these healthy snacks at your desk to stave off midday hunger

By: - 0 Yesterday

Eat a big breakfast and a satisfying lunch, but it never fails that you're famished by 3 p.m. Although the office vending machine, with its...

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big
When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and...

Water districts charge ahead on contamination fixes, while waiting for Air Force to pony up
Water districts charge ahead on contamination fixes, while waiting for Air Force to pony up

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

The water flowing into Bridgette Swaney's home no longer threatens to cause cancer or weaken her immune system. But that doesn't mean she'll drink...

Hundreds walk in Colorado Springs to raise money, awareness for MS
Hundreds walk in Colorado Springs to raise money, awareness for MS

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

More than 600 people walked the streets of downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday in an effort to dispel stereotypes about what is known as the...

Planned Parenthood closing six clinics in Rocky Mountain region
Planned Parenthood closing six clinics in Rocky Mountain region

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

The Longmont Planned Parenthood health center will close in August, according to a news release from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. The...

The 'Kissing bug' disease found in half of the country more deadly than thought
The 'Kissing bug' disease found in half of the country more deadly than thought

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

The nickname given to the insects that spread Chagas disease is somewhat bittersweet: kissing bugs. Their name stems from the fact that they like...

For the first time ever, researchers produced lab-grown blood stem cells
For the first time ever, researchers produced lab-grown blood stem cells

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Antarctica is home to ice, penguins and -- thanks to climate change -- rapidly increasing levels of moss, scientists say. Moss banks, found across...

Rabid bat found at southwest Colorado Springs lake
Rabid bat found at southwest Colorado Springs lake

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

A rabid bat was recently found living close to a playground at Quail Lake, and anyone who handled or touched bats in that area is being urged to seek...

Marijuana sending more teenagers to the emergency room, Children’s Hospital doctor finds

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

The number of teenagers and young adults going to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado for what appears to be marijuana-related...

Report: Nearly a fifth of troops booted for misconduct had PTSD or TBI
Report: Nearly a fifth of troops booted for misconduct had PTSD or TBI

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

About a fifth of U.S. troops kicked out of the military since 2011 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress or brain injuries, a report by the...

Colorado medical marijuana patients on edge over potential Trump crackdown
Colorado medical marijuana patients on edge over potential Trump crackdown

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

Colorado medical marijuana patients are on edge over a statement made by the Trump administration signaling objections to a prohibition on interfering...

UCCS food service betting they have the best blended burger
UCCS food service betting they have the best blended burger

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

The James Beard Blended Burger Project is back, and Mark Hayes is Johnny-on-the-spot with a new entry in this year's contest. What's a Blended Burger...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting May 16, 2017

By: - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Health and wellness events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 16, 2017.

D.C.-based think tank warns of danger to rural Colorado in health care repeal
D.C.-based think tank warns of danger to rural Colorado in health care repeal

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

A new report from an Obamacare-friendly think tank in the nation's capital concludes that a pending congressional replacement for the nation's...

You may be getting older, but you can still do yoga
You may be getting older, but you can still do yoga

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

What do John Boehner, Bonnie Raitt and prisoners at Sing Sing have in common? Like 36 million other Americans, they do yoga, says "The United States of...

2 Colorado dogs test positive for rabies, first since 2003
2 Colorado dogs test positive for rabies, first since 2003

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

DENVER — Two Colorado dogs have tested positive for rabies, the first cases of the disease reported in canines in over a decade. The Colorado...

Rabid skunks in Colorado and El Paso County prompt officials to advise animal vaccinations
Rabid skunks in Colorado and El Paso County prompt officials to advise animal vaccinations

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Residents across Colorado are being urged to vaccinate their pets and livestock from rabies amid widespread discovery of the disease, including in El...

With sleek new kids-only helicopter, Children’s Hospital and Flight For Life are transforming Colorado air transport
With sleek new kids-only helicopter, Children’s Hospital and Flight For Life are transforming Colorado air transport

By: - 0 Sun, May 14, 2017

When newborn Aiden Castillo began suffering from a condition that cut off oxygen to his brain, help arrived from above, racing state-of-the-art medical...

Hindu nationalists promise 'superior' Indian babies
Hindu nationalists promise 'superior' Indian babies

By: - 0 Fri, May 12, 2017

A Hindu nationalist group claims to have produced some 450 "superior babies" through Indian medicine, planetary configuration and specific diet. Health...

Colorado seniors are the fourth-healthiest in the nation, according to new rankings
Colorado seniors are the fourth-healthiest in the nation, according to new rankings

By: - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

Colorado’s seniors are the fourth-healthiest in the nation, thanks to high levels of physical activity and low levels of obesity, according to new...

AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening
AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

Ronald McDonald stomped his big 29EEE shoes in appreciation and even did a David Blaine magic trick in honor of the three-page list of people who...

The importance of immunizations for children of all ages

Fri, Apr 28, 2017 - 8:47 AM 0

Vaccinations are one of the most effective ways parents can protect their infants, children, and teens from various harmful or deadly...

Aimee Lynn Battaglia, D.O.: Treating the whole person with osteopathic manual therapy

Tue, May 23, 2017 - 11:51 AM 0

“Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) is used to help augment the body's own inherent properties to fend off disease and heal itself,” said Aimee...

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